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Abandoned automobiles photography Poem Travel

E L D O R A D O

Gaily bedight,
A gallant knight,
In sunshine and in shadow,
Had journeyed long,
Singing a song,
In search of Eldorado.

But he grew old—
This knight so bold—
And o’er his heart a shadow—
Fell as he found
No spot of ground
That looked like Eldorado.

And, as his strength
Failed him at length,
He met a pilgrim shadow—
‘Shadow,’ said he,
‘Where can it be—
This land of Eldorado?’

‘Over the Mountains Of the Moon, Down the Valley of the Shadow, Ride, boldly ride,’ The shade replied,— ‘If you seek for Eldorado!’

Edgar Allan Poe

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automobiles photography

Catch Me If You Can: Rally Cars

The Simeone Museum demonstrated four cars under the theme: Rally:

  • 1935 Jaguar 3.5 Litre SS 100 which was so named to reflect the theoretical 100 mph maximum speed of the vehicle
  •  1948 Talbot-Lago T26 Grand Sport Coupe with its rakish fastback body by Oblin and racing pedigree, this specific car was one of the first produced Grand Sport Coupes and raced in the 1951-1953 Liege-Rome-Liege races.
  • 1954 Austin Healey 100-4 BN1 which broke more than 100 class D (2.0 to 3.3 liter engine displacement) records and also broke the all American stock car record distances from 5 to 3,000 miles.
  • 1956 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing which, in addition to featuring the legendary Gullwing doors, was the first production car with fuel injection.
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automobiles Events photography

Racing Legends

The Simeone Foundation Automative Museum showcased 5 European racing cars from the 20th century:

1959 Ferrari 250 GT Interim Berlinetta 1377 – 6th place in the 1959 Lemans race

1956 Mercedes Benz Gullwing 300 SL

1933 Alfa Romeo Monza

1954 Austin Healey

1956 Jaguar D-Type – 3rd place in the 1956 Sebring Race

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Family

Meet the Sailors, Palm Springs edition!

This is dedicated to my lovely aunt and her friends(Sandy and Dennis)!

P.S: Jaguar ROCKS!